The Management Board of Comarch S.A. announces that on the 24th of October, 2017, Comarch S.A. as the Leader of the Consortium including: Comarch S.A., Apator Rector sp. z o.o., Tukaj Mapping Central Europe sp. z o.o. and Eurosystem S.A. (the „Consortium”) received debit note issued by Tauron Dystrybucja S.A. (the “Tauron”) requesting payment of PLN 30,246,071.61 by the Consortium’s members.
In accordance with its content, the subjective debit note was issued by Tauron in reference to contractual penalties for delay in performance of the agreement dated the 15th of June, 2012, on delivery and implementation of the IT system enabling the management of network assets in Tauron, concluded between Tauron and Consortium (the “Agreement”).
Comarch S.A. announces that, according to the regulations binding within the Consortium, each member of the Consortium is responsible for the proper performance of their tasks and responsibilities, bearing the relevant liability for the contractual penalties.
The amount of contractual penalty indicated in the debit note consists of:
a) contractual penalty in the amount of PLN 22,149,507.94 for the delay in delivery of the passporting system, where the individual members of the Consortium were responsible for the performance in respect of their obligations under the Agreement,
b) contractual penalty in the amount of PLN 2,469,063.87 for the delay in delivery of Stage 2 of the Agreement, where Apator Rector sp. z o.o. is responsible for the performance,
c) contractual penalty in the amount of PLN 5,627,499.80 for the delay in delivery of Stage 3 of the Agreement, where Apator Rector sp. z o.o. is responsible for the performance.
In the opinion of Comarch S.A., contractual penalty in amount of PLN 22,149,507.94, which was charged for the delay in delivery of the passporting system, is completely groundless both the basics and the amount, in particular due to the lack of a contractual basis for the charge. The other above-mentioned penalties should also be considered as unreasonable, in particular due to the Tauron’s failure to take account of circumstances which affect timeliness of the implementation of the Agreement and are attributable to Tauron.
In view of the above, as well as bearing in mind regulations within the Consortium, Comarch S.A. announces that will take the necessary legal steps to confirm that there is no obligation to pay the penalties resulting from the debit note issued by Tauron. At the same time, given the circumstances described, in the opinion of the Management Board, there is currently no need to create the provision for potential claims arising from the contractual penalties specified in the debit note.
This information was considered as inside information due to the high value of the submitted claim.